Dr. Francis Sapara-Grant
Dr. Sapara-Grant is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company. He is an economist by profession with over twenty-three (23) years’ experience in the management of pension schemes for workers in both the formal and informal sectors of Ghana. He holds a Masters’ degree in Economics/Statistics from the Odessa Institute of National Economy, Odessa, Ukraine and a Ph.D in Economics from the St. Petersburg State Engineering Economic University in Russia.
Prior to his appointment as the General Manager/Chief Executive officer of GLICO Pensions, Dr. Sapara-Grant was the Managing Director of SSNIT Informal Sector Fund (SISF), a subsidiary company of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and was responsible for establishing the first national pension scheme for workers in the informal sector of Ghana.
He also served as a Pensions Expert in a team that developed a pension scheme for members of the Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA), an association of over 20,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana and was appointed the Technical Consultant by CAA Pension Trust in 2011 to oversee the implementation of the Cocoa Abrabopa Pension Scheme (CAPS).
Dr. Sapara-Grant was a member of the implementation Sub-Committee on the Informal Sector of the Presidential Commission on Pensions that designed the three-tier pension scheme for Ghana. He is currently a member of the Informal Sector Working Group which has the responsibility of advising the National Pensions Regulatory Authority of Ghana on the extension of pension coverage to the workforce in the Informal Sector of the economy.